(measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
half a loaf of bread or 8 slices each of 0.75 inches, any bread of your choice
2 tbsp butter, salted or unsalted
3 to 4 medium sized garlic, minced or grated
red chili flakes as required
dry oregano as required or your favorite herbs
black pepper as required, optional
salt as required, to be added if using unsalted butter
How to make the recipe:
slice the loaf of bread in slices having 0.75 inches width.
then halve each slice.
take 2 tbsp softened butter (butter at room temperature) in a bowl. i used salted butter (amul butter). if using unsalted butter, then add a bit of salt.
grate or mince 3 to 4 medium garlic directly into the butter. instead of garlic, you can also add garlic chives.
mix the grated garlic very well with the butter.
now spread the garlic butter evenly on all the slices. you can be more generous with the butter if you want.
heat a griddle or tava on a high flame.
when the tawa becomes hot, reduce the flame to a low or medium. then place the bread slices.
cover the bread slices with a lid.
keeping the slices covered, roast till light golden and a bit toasted at the edges. if you want a more crisp toasted texture, then you can toast the bread slices for some more minutes.
once the bread has got lightly toasted from the edges, sprinkle your favorite herb or spice from top. i added red chili flakes and some dried oregano.
for baking in the oven – preheat oven at 200 degrees celsius. keep on top rack. bake for 4 to 6 minutes. no need to brown or toast the bread.
serve garlic bread hot or warm.